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is bob casey who is moderating the hearing on the fiscal cliff next week. sir, i start with the comparison of the two plans so everyone can see this. the gop plan through closing loopholes and no deductions and rate hikes, as we pointed out as exposed under the democratic plan. the republican plan includes more entitlements through republican reform and then eligibility age being raised than the gop plan including changes of social security not addressed under the president's plan. so these plans, obviously, to the naked eye, they deliver greatly. no matter what con eggs sessions will be made on oert side, explain where you see the sensible center. >> first of all, that plan makes no sense because it forgets about and casts aside the most important focus we've got to bring to this, is what happens to middle income families. that's where the house should pass the legislation. we've already passed. give some certainty. get that part of the deal done. then we can have a debate about upper income folks. the idea that you have a bill in the house that will protect middle inc
in third. thirteen and a half million dollars for the weekend. up next, the fiscal cliff. a proposal of his own. the president. what does he think? is it a joke? we will take it up with michael ramirez in just a moment. is our population at risk? a super bug now plaguing this nation's health care facilities. we are joined to assess the threat and the prospects for a public-health response next. you know how painful heartburn cane. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor remmended gaviscon®. onlyaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gavcon®. ♪ lou: we do not want to the frightened or concern anyone with these new reports but we think the responsibility braise it to you. the reports of hospitals with in what has been a very quiet battle against a deadly super bug that is resistant to most of not all antibiotics. at this deadly bacteria has been reported and hospitals and nursing homes across 42 states in this country. a growing fear is that they could make it way into the general populatio
a lesson from florida? next, how cherry's could be the latest victim in the fiscal cliff talks. the president of the united way joins me next. gerri: coming up, the war over charitable deductions. will they survive the fiscal cliff? is it a tax deduction for the rest next? >> reporter: ♪ gerri: one source of new revenues under discussion in the fiscal of today limiting deductions for the wealthy, even charitable deductions. it's a controversial idea that has cut and a lot of attention following a recent washington post op-ed. overwhelmingly the charitable deduction benefits the wealthy. here to discuss, president of independent sector and stacey stewart, president of the united weight both of whom met at the white house with the president. white house officials pleading there case. i can't imagine having to better guess for this segment. i want to start with this idea because it kind of blew me away when i saw. a major beneficiary for the charitable deddction, the %-i thought what about that charities and all the people who do -- to rely on them for there good work. let's sta
. it may be a fiscal cliff. it's only trading 11 times next year's numbers and we care where a stock is going, not where it's coming from. wait for the pull-back in the second half and then you put in your other half of the position. bottom line, dickers has come back from the dead. because now the fundamentals seem like they could be turning. the idea that the company could catch a takeover bid from somebody like vf corp seems more plausible by the day. half a position now and wait for deckers to come in before you buy any more. this stock will go down on a fiscal cliff situation. that might be the chance to buy the rest. "mad money" is back after the break. >>> every now and then a piece research comes along and blows your mind. forces you to reexamine assumptions you thought were etched in stone. that's how i feel about today's incredible goldman sachs upgrade of dell. not from hold to buy. but from sell to buy. initially i dismissed this piece, written by old hand bill shoep as sophistry. i was reacting to the headline report of the change of recommendation. what makes me so intr
on the state of the fiscal cliff in the nion next contagion, a deadly outbreak of a bacterium that is not drug-resistant. so far is a drug-proof. it is attacking our nation's health carefacilities. health officials fr it could spread to the general population . dr. mark siegel joins us in moments. disco closed fallout. is president obama not serious? surely the leaderswould not play games that co result in a ten per -- 10% of the plumber rate, recession, and a massive wall street sell-off. a wall street veteran joins us next. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly ose stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert strategies feature is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you opean account. now we ed a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is w
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to avert the fiscal cliff. coming up next, i'll talk with a hard-line conservative and let's ask him if he supports his party's proposal. congressman tom price is standing by. but first, as americans worry about what happens after the first of next year, cnn is giving you free advice about your savings account. >>> here on the help desk, we're talking about putting your money to work. with me this hour are greg olson and carmen wong ulrich. tova had a question about her savings. >> it is earning dreadfully low interest for numerous years. and is there anywhere that i can put my money that it's going to do any better? >> and that's going to be like that for a while with the fed doing its thing, right? >> absolutely. i don't think this is a bad thing. if this is your cash emergency savings that you cannot risk, basically what you're paying is very small opportunity cost. like insurance. so let's say you're earning 1% on your savings, right, inflation is eating away at it a little bit. it is certainly a lot lower than having to go into credit card debt because you no cash on hand. you want to
with the fiscal cliff. what do you think, 2.5%? >> yeah, i think we should be 2.5% to 3% by the end of next year. >> which might be a slightly better outturn. china seems to be back on track. is there anything in europe -- what's the tail risk at the moment? >> i think there's two things that could still go wrong in europe. one, there's always political risk. in italy, you do have elections coming up. there's a chance getting a higher share than people anticipate. but even then, the financial forces are going to force any government that comes into power to more or less stick to the plan morsi set out. on the other hand, there's always spain, the worries that with 25% unemployment, that you would see the default rate particularly on residential mortgages shoot up, it's 3% now, which is pretty amazing given the struggles within the economy, but we think it will go up somewhat, but really not any more than people have already priced in. >> and then ten year yields, 5.24%. at the moment, relatively speaking, pretty comfortable. >> maybe a little bit too comfortable and we certainly don't want to ge
government over this fiscal cliff situation. our next guest is here to say, our point is, we need the government out of the markets and we need to get them out now. he is in d.c. today. what does that mean, you need to get the government out of the markets? >> you know the solution. they have to compromise. cut spending, cut entitlements and increase tax. that is the bottom line. there is just too much affecting this market. the word on the street is, by boehner, so read. we have to get the government out of the market. connell: you can see where the compromise could happen, if they wanted to make it happen. if they do, are you relatively optimistic about markets? >> yes,,we think so. the key word, it is actually risk to both sides of the market. that does not make sense. there is lots of risk to the upside. if somehow they do get it resolved, it will be a surprise to the market and the market should rally to the upside. everyone is looking forward to it. they will get it done. the question is when the stock. connell: they wait until after the new year. are we still the best of th
minute deal, christmas eve, new year's eve, on the fiscal cliff. we shall see. next, a special early my take. i am fired up about the prospect of ambassador anna wintour. i couldn't wait for the normal time. i'm going to do it early. stay right there. and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. that's why ally has ia raise your rate cd.n. ally bank. your money needs an ally. stuart: california high taxes, strict green laws, a liberal supermajority in the statehouse, not exactly business friendly. that's why so many businesses are leaving. they are going to places like phoenix. so we're going to talk to the mayor of phoenix. greg stanton, what is he offering to the california refugees to get them to come across the state line? 10:45 this morning. it was 4:00 this morning, and i received my first message of the day from our producer. i couldn't believe it. here's my take on ambassador anna wintour. yes, you heard correctly, ambassador to britain or france. what? a published report says president obama is con
offer a counter proposal on the fiscal cliff. their plan, $2.2 trillion deficit savings over the next decade, but it does not include higher tax rates for the wealthy. the house speaker john boehner calls it a credible plan that deserves serious consideration by the white house. guess what? the white house released a statement tonight saying the plan is nothing new, that it lowers rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill. so to borrow a phrase, we're nowhere. period. david walker is president and ceo of comeback america initiative. he's made it his mission to promote fiscal responsibility. he joins us along with cnn political analyst, david gergen. the house republicans put forward their counter proposal. speaker boehner says it's credible and the white house should consider it. is it credible or is it more of what you have called the irresponsible unethical immoral behavior of all the politicians here in washington? >> i think both sides are now putting things on the table but i think they're confused. what we have to do in the short term is avoid the fiscal cl
to strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. negotiations appear to be turning much more into a game of political brinksmanship. both parties pointing the finger at the other. we're keeping them honest next. ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >> hi. >> you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> announcer: we all lo
for lawmakers to strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. negotiations appear to be turning much more into a game of political brinksmanship. both parties pointing the finger at the other. we're keeping them honest next. ? [ male announcer ] this is amy. amy likes to invest in the market. she also likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. we're keeping them honest. looking for facts, not offering our opinions or playing favorites. we're not supporting democrats or republicans. you can go to other cable channels for that. our goal is reporting, finding the truth and calling out hypocrisy. tonight the people you elected to go to washington and get things done can't seem to make any progress at all on the looming fiscal cliff. instead, what we have is a game of finger pointing, both democrats and re
between them. >> resa sayah, thank you very much. >>> up next, fiscal cliff futility. in 28 days, crippling tax hikes and spending cuts become a painful reality for every american if a deal does not get done. republicans are offering up a counter proposal to what the president offered a counter proposal that calls for $2.2 trillion in deficit savings. it includes $800 billion in tax reforms, 600 billion in medicare reforms and 600 billion in spending cuts. because it doesn't contain tax hikes for the wealthiest americans or specifics about which loopholes will be eliminated, the president immediately rejected the republican proposal. want to know how far apart democrats and republicans are? listen to this. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> it's unfortunate the white house has spent three weeks doing basically nothing. >> what we can't do is sit here trying to figure out what works for them. >> the president's idea of negotiation is roll over and do what i ask. >> it's clear to me they made a political calculation. if their ideas are different from ours, we can't guess wha
are correct, i think, on the second piece of the fiscal cliff. that is that the tax rates will apply next year. you have the whole of next year during which you could reach a resolution on that issue. the only reason why i think that's an extraordinarily bad idea is i think it would be viewed quite an favorably by the financial markets. you could see a reaction. it is bad tax policy to be legislating in the middle of the tax year on the basic structure of the income tax for that year. host: tampa, fla., independent color. -- caller. caller: when a question for mr. buckley and this may be a little generic, but something where friends and i talk about trying to get a basic understanding. instead of having an income tax, has there ever been any discussion about having a national or federal sales tax? this way everyone, from the rich to the poor, they would all pay the same amount. i'm not sure the exact amount would have to pay. i'm not an economist, but something i have always thought about and i'm just curious about what mr. buckley's got. guest: there were proposals in the mid 90's from then-
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, for the rest of us, coming up in the next half hour, the "fiscal cliff." it's staring in the face of washington. with less than a month until the deadline, why president obama is spending time on twitter. >> the new evidence linking brain damage to repeated concussions. why a bay area doctor says it's still too early to ban tackle football for kids. >>> i'm delighted for them. i'm sure they will make absolutely brilliant parents. >> the royal couple is expecting. why kate though is in the hospital and will be for several days. ,,,,,, it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. [ charlie ] try zinc free su
the dividends from next year into this year. if we do go over the fiscal cliff, dividends will be taxed at more than 44% versus the 15% they're taxed at now. so companies are trying to find a way for shareholders to get in a little bit early no matter what happens with the fiscal cliff. >> all right. you know what, you can take the two plans, are split them down the middle. you sort of see the compromise. >> $1.2 trillion, exactly. by the way, you sound terrible. you're stuffed up. take care of your cold. >> thank you. up next, the deep dive into the latest election tally and what we know now about both parties. >>> the results of the 2012 election still aren't official. that won't happen until electors meet to cast and certify their vote. take a deep dive into some of the more interesting stories hidden inside the numbers. one man in america is still tracking this. david wasserman over at the political report has been keeping track of the national vote count and here is what we have so far. thanks to mr. wasserman who is my guest shortly. as you can see so far, look at the president. 50.9%. ro
's latest round of talks on the fiscal cliff. governor gary herbert of utah joins us next. ashley: we'll hear what he has to say. take a look how the dollar is moving right now against some of these foreign currencies, the euro, the pound, the canadian dollar. mexican peso. yes, they are all moving higher today against the good ol' greenback. we'll be right back ♪ [ male announce] how could witchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum producon in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understandhe connections of a complex, global onomy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with condence. request a prospectus or summaryrpectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider cefully before investing. if you're a man with low testosterone, the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or aone younger than 18. axiron can transr to others through direct coact. women,
. all right. yet another big corporations rushing to avoid a huge tax bill on t fiscal cliff. oracle said it uld pay tree of next year's dividends this year. taxes on dvidends are s to go from 15% to as much as 43% next year unless congress changes the law. the big winner tonight oracle ceo as the company's largest shareholder you will get nearly $200 million i today's deal and will avid about 60 million in taxes. he did not vote for today's exhilarated payout. he sure does profit from it. a lot more still to come, including a small business owner who says she feels helpless aft superstores a the and the government is doing nothing toelp her. the proof is in the pudding. albert done a new report showing a tax hikes on the bridge backfired in britain. we will politicians here techno? stay with us. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% ofour part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider
going to happen next week? >> we only have ten dates to fix this fiscal cliff because congress officially leaves a week from friday. they only work until a week from friday so the market will start to get nervous that we don't have an agreement of we don't get it by next week so i expect to see volatility creep back into this otherwise selling market towards the middle of next week because we all know negotiating styles are such that you won't get a resolution to the last minute. markets are going to shoot one warning shot across the bout of congress and the president before all is said and done. liz: if you stretch this out a year this is unbelievably low so sure you are not saying traae the vix or by edfs that involved in the vix. what is the smart money doing right now? >> it is looking at two trade. if you want to own stocks and an end of the year protectors of that buying chief put options anticipating a pickup in volatility and not having to ride the volatility in your portfolio. the second strategy is to buy some cheap call options. as we go to the end of the year everyb
the latest proposal from keeping the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. the administration's plan includes 1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next 10 years. and over $600 billion in spending cuts and it is gop -- >> what is that? >> known, gt-o-p says even the cuts are offset by new spending proposals. lyndsay graham called it a joke. and when john baner asked what his initial reaction was, the house speaker was so angry he dropped an f-bomb. >> i was flabbergasted. for more on obama's plan let's go to dj mcpaw-paw mcwhiskers. >> that was amazing. he can really spin. you pay $35 to get him to show up. dan, when was the last time you were flabbergasted? isn't it hard to be flabbergasted? >> every time i read the business section. up and down i have so many stocks and stuff. >> say mutual funds. >> mutual funds and numbers. numbers. >> let me ask you, terry, is obama overreaching here? there is no reason to over reach here. except to beat the republicans. >> the got, their leadership they are damned if they do, damned if they don't. i know it sounds bad, walk away. you know what
of the fiscal cliff is already being felt in business planning for next year and 2014. >> even leading up to that, people becoming more conservative. that's had an impact on what the growth will be in '13 all things being equal and we're in danger if this strings out into '13 that you could have problems of what '14 would look like. >> by 2013 if negotiations get strung out, it will impact decision making and whether or not to build a plant or hire people or expand a division or not. >> which we have heard time and again from many of the leaders and many corporations whether they be financial or otherwise. it comes back to this world. certainty. lack of it. and we don't have a lot of certainty at this point. they still have to do business. not as though they won't come in on january 1st and go to work. they are. >> i was thinking, david, could there possibly be any m&a between now and year end? no. >> maybe a little. >> there will be some. you're less likely to make the big move. less likely to make the big move for a variety of reasons. one of them being you don't know how you're going t
. in the next half hour, we'll talk about the prospect for a fiscal cliff deal with california's democratic congressman xavier becerra. >>> the rain and flooding are relentless in northern california. four storms in less than a week left at least one death now attributed to those storms. and more rain is expected today. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano. he is following it all from the cnn weather center in atlanta. good morning. >> good morning, zoraida. this is the worst stretch of storms that northern california has seen really in about two years. another punch today then we'll set up for a dry trend. the good news is that it has been dry so the ground, even though we've seen a lot of major flooding, the ground has absorbed a fair amount of it. seattle to portland, rain right now. snow at the highest elevations, and the rain will eventually push down into san francisco and sacramento later on today. this system is actually messing up the atmosphere and creating a lot of warmth across much of the country. if you live anywhere east of the rockies, actually anywhere east of the
's direction. "the vast majority think the fiscal cliff's impact will not be enough to drive us to recessionary measures." the chicago fed forecasts the economy will grow at 2.3% next year; unemployment will drop to 7.6%; new housing starts, often a key indicator, will increase to 950,000 new units; and vehicle sales will get a boost - all good news for the midwest. "with 13% of the population, we produce 30% of the vehicles. forecast is for 3.5% growth, which is 15 million units." also, the fed's economic forecasters say by the end of 2013, the price of west texas crude oil will rise about $4 higher than it is now. so overall, a gradual improvement - not fast enough or robust enough to greatly affect the jobs picture, but nothing on the horizon to reverse it, either. in the corporate race against china, the u.s. is gaining ground at a quicker clip. apple and exxon are among the american heavyweights moving up on the global 500 list of largest corporations. american companies now comprise roughly a third of the global list, and the market share is growing. a new study finds many low-wage work
it suggest that we are less likely to go off the fiscal cliff or is this more of a pr move on their part and they think they can sort of mitigate any blame should that actually happen? >> well, i think what we're seeing here is actual negotiations playing out. right? the president came out with a plan that was very far -- much farther to the left than republicans would be remotely be expected to agree to even after this last election. now the republicans have moved toward him with a plan that acknowledges that they are going to give up some revenues. they want to do it through tax reform. he wants it it through rate hikes. so, look, there's movement. the fact that there's movement should be an encouraging thing for investors and anybody worried about solving problems. but until they move all the way there, and that's the trick, negotiations are all fine and good until you shake hands on the deal. >> let me play for you what another congressman said this morning. >> for republicans to do everything possible to shield the millionaires and ba billionaires from that tax increase is the reaso
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the rest of the fiscal cliff, which affects tax rates that will play next year, the patch applies to the return that we will all have to file early next year. so if there is not congressional action here, there is an abrupt increase in tax on the 2012 taxable year in 20 of 11 approximately 4 million people paid the amt. if there's not a patch, 30 million people will be required to pay the amt in 2012 for the current taxable year and they will pay an additional $90 billion in tax. very few of them have any idea. >> host: is the irs prepared? >> guest: the irs took a fairly unusual -- but i think correct position. they took the position that congress will do the responsible name. so they did their tax program for next year, for the 2012 return, assuming congress would enact the patch before the end. i think that was a reasonable thing to do because i believe they will do that. however, it does mean if there is not a patch, the tax return idling season next year would be quite chaotic. >> host: john buckley is our guest and we talk about the alternative minimum tax as part of the ove
as part of a balanced approach to deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. he will not accept a deal that has specific cuts in spending, in entitlement programs that asks middle class americans, seniors who need loans, disabled children to pay a price on the one hand, and the promise, the vague promise, the unspecified promise of a revenue that appears from wealthier americans in the future. that's not a deal the president will not sign. >> i understand the process and what the white house is looking for from republicans, but i'm asking about the president's position. a yes-or-no question. his position that the tax rate has to go to 39.6% on january 1. >> he will not sign the bush tax cuts for wealthy americans. they have rates for top earners at 35%. if you don't sign it, it's up to 39.6 #, the top rate. that's a fact. secondly, he has not seen a single proposal or acknowledgement that a proposal is necessary or will be forthcoming from republicans that even it would be part of the balanced deal. we are now where we are in december, and we need congress, republican leaders in congre
, don't know on net are investors hurt by that. >> let's move to washington, debates on the fiscal cliff continue, corporate america accelerating dividend payments to help investors avoid higher taxes next year. is it really as altruistic as it seems? what say you, john? >> i think it's great. i think that these things are going to be taxed. makes sense to get the value out to the shareholders before it is taken away. >> i thought it was very interesting that robert frank said earlier today something like 27 of the companies that paid this heavily dominated by insiders that would tell you what's driving these decisions. don't want to bet the ranch, the lower tax gains on that sale, money off the table. i think it is bare board shareholders. >> bad for shareholders, why? >> not bad for shareholders, if you are swooping into a stock to get the. >> president obama considering the "vogue" editor to be his next ambassador to france or the uk. one of the president's biggest fund raisers. anna win tour, the devil wears prada? the devil wears burberry here. >> i think this is a terrible idea. sh
to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> also, a bay area pot club in limbo. the next legal move that may decide its future. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >>> cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. rain to the north. already beginning to pick up up, it looks like on the marin coast and also to the north, sonoma, heavier rain will move in late tonight and torm morning. not as strong as the past three systems. >>> 8:12. new this morning, iran is claiming it has captured a u.s. drone. iranian state tv showed an image of the eagle drone. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace. but a u.s. navy spokesman said no american drones are missing in the middle east. he says some u.s. scan eagle drones have been lost in the sea in
cliff is going to impact a lot of industries and arguably put us into recession next year. >> that's the problem with short-term growth. if we get some sort of compromise, that doesn't peen we're going to have a negative effect on the economy. even the president's proposal, that could be less than 1% for -- >> already, this anticipation going into arguably the most important time of the year in terms of consumer spending, certainly the holidays, this anticipation of, you know, we don't know what's going on in the next couple of months, coupled with the fact we just came off of hurricane sandy, this is not the time to play games and taunt one another with these plans that everybody knows are not real plans. >> i agree, but i think we should look beyond one year's growth. we're talking about growth through 2050. the gentleman pretending to know he knows the growth rate between now and 2050 -- >> he gets paid to make predictions, steve. that's what he's doing. by the way, his former predictions have been right. let's give him that. >> some of them have been right. there was a guy in t
president barack obama to work on the fiscal cliff. they will meet with house speaker john boehner, governor jerry brown is actually not in the group. >>> white house is rejecting the republican fiscal proposal. and it is a counteroffer to the one president barack obama offered last week. coming up, what the white house says is missing in the republican proposal. >>> time now time to bring tara back. if anybody is headed for the bay bridge, what do you want them to know. >> if we take a live look, this happens in just a matter of minutes and i bet you it is going on right now. so give yourself extra time if you are headed into the city right now. we can show you 580 westbound and then also up in the pittsburgh antioch area, slow going there on highway 4 as you make your way towards concord. last but not least, 280 san jose and traffic is moving along pretty well. 6:07 here is steve. >>> cloudy skies, now last hour, there has been some light rain in mendocino and down to salina, it is cloudy and a few areas of fog. this system is considerably weaker than the one we have and it looks like we w
their cards on the table unveiling their fiscal cliff counteroffer to president obama. does it actually have a chance though? will the president and congressional democrats just blow it right out of the sky? we'll break it all down. >>> plus the mississippi river in crisis. water levels dropped to historic lows threatening to bring commercial traffic to a halt and spike food prices. have you even heard about this? the head of one mississippi barge operator joins us whether a disaster can still be avoided. >>> would you sublet your name for an entire year? a bidding war breaks t for e right to one man's name. he is here to explain his bold idea and how he is cashing in. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: first let egg look at the day's market headlines. concern over the fiscal cliff bleeding into the u.s. manufacturing sector. factory activity in november declined for the first time in three months. the news weighted down stocks helping shed 59 points off the dow the raw materials sector hit hard by the contraction in manufacturing. shares of dupont were the biggest
're worried about what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff. play out the scenario for how things would go down if we actually do move past january 1 without an agreement. >> if you get lots of economist projections, you'll see the general view is the economy would have negative growth or a couple percentage points, whatever it is. near term recession impact. and that nt would be good to the economy because it's been moving its way out. what's really after people is will we be serious about fixing the long term problems of america's fiscal situation. basically having more revenue and less expenses so we can get the thing more if line. and that's pre-occupying people because they're worried about the longer term issue. if this doesn't move forward with a solution that actually starts to layout the ground work for the long term issues, it could be potentially disappointing. >> ceos say they have to lay out their plans for what they're planning on doing in january and they have to move forward with the plan that has an assumption that we don't get some sort of a solution. do you hear that fro
push the solution to the fiscal cliff. g.o.p. makes a counter offer and now guess what, steal mate. how the cliff hanger will affect the family finances. >> president obama says the world is watching. his warning world is watching. his warning tonight to well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >> good evening once again. start this half hour in washington where less than a month to go now until u.s. could face massive spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. they are talking about it in washington. today congressional republicans put forward alternative to the president plan. but tonight we are no closer to a deal. political reporter mark matthews expl
: and president obama flatly turning down a republican counteroffer in the fiscal cliff negotiations. so now what? house majority whip kevin mccarthy joins us next. >> he wants to break the back of republicans. this is a continuation of his campaign. he thinks he won it, and now he wants to drive a stake through the republicans. it's all about politics, it's nothing about economickings. dre. one is for a clean, domestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow bill: we have new video released by police here in new york city of the moments before a man was pushed off a times square subway
of governors today to talk about the "fiscal cliff" after he rejected a counterproposal from congressional republicans. that plan promised to trim $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years and cuts from entitlements and billions in new tax revenues only from tax reform. and not in raising rates on the wealthy. and that's the sticking point. >> rates have to rise and the republicans need to acknowledge that, that that's the only way to get from here to there. >> in a statement, the white house says the plan fails the balance test. if the two side can't reach a deal by 12/31, hikes and cuts will kick in. >>> frustrated with facebook privacy settings? how you can make your voice heard this week. >> have you gotten your flu shot? why this season may be the worst in nearly a decade. >> a royal baby on the way. why the kind of morning sickness kate has is fueling speculation about twins. ,,,,,,,,,,,, secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. d
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with that ad saying jeep was shipping american jobs to china. >>> finally a toddler takes in cnbc's fiscal cliff talk. >> that's like young kids who say they like me saying let's play "hardball." that's going viral obviously. >>> up next, 44% of a certain group of americans tell pollsters seceding from the union might be a good idea. who are these people in half the republicans think a.c.o.r.n. which no longer exists stole the election. wait until you see these stats. it's like jay walking with jay le leno. i don't know who these people are. anyway, "hardball," the place for politics, coming up. maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even re
and pull me aside. we hear about the fiscal cliff. we are not even 100% sure what it is. well, it's really a combination of three things. the first is the obamacare taxes begin january 1 of next year. those taxes hit the middle class and the upper brackets. those taxes, when they kick in, will raise the rates on people making over $200,000 or more and will also remove deductions from the middle class. things like the flexible spending account, their taxes will go up. for people that have high medical bills and able to offset some of the taxes they pay because they have more than 7.5% of medical bills, they'll have their taxes go up. diabetic patients, stroke patients, people with special needs children, their taxes will go up as well as their tax rates go up january 1 for people making over $200,000 or more. that's the first part of the fiscal cliff. the second part of it is the spending decrease that this congress and the president agreed to the last summer to say we dramatically increase spending, we have to reduce that spending. that spending decrease that was agreed to had a deadline b
point. it's not a fiscal cliff. it's like a small slope. >> the statistics say that corporate america has got a little bit to give. sam stein, good to have you with us. >>> there's a lot coming up in the next half hour. >> guns have nothing to do with the culture we live in. >> the radical right drowns out the scent over handgun violence and they are coming after bob costas. >> bob costas, based on our standards, deserves to be fired for these remarks. >> dan gross, president of the brady campaign and bill rhoden of "the new york times" respond. >>> a tribute video to hillary clinton has everyone talking about a presidential run. >> people not just like her. >> michael tomasky joins me on that later. >>> and republican runner up rick santorum has a new gig at the weekly world news. not quite, but it's close. detail its ahead. >>> we are back. there's a lot that we don't know about the tragic events that unfolded in kansas city. two people are dead. a baby girl is left without parents and a legally owned handgun was used. kansas city chiefs line backer jovan belcher shot and killed his
, what we are seeing right now is the first evidence that companies' investors know the fiscal cliff is coming and when we get closer that is when the market will tank. >>neil: take your money and run. >>guest: for political pumps folks are willing to go over. that is dangerous much next year if we go over the cliff, all bets are off and we are in a recession. >>neil: you are not competent? >>guest: i don't like the way this is going. this is not two parties sitting down and saying we have a serious national problem, how do we solve it? this is' tiring for political gain at the expense of the men me. the president of the sons saying, look, we need to race taxes on rich people to protect the middle class and i will drive us into a recess. how does that help the middle class? >>neil: he wants republicans to blame. >>guest: in question. >>neil: and they will. >>guest: the economics are simple: we do not need to race tacks in a weak economy it is all politics. the question is, who blinks? >>neil: are you proud of the way the republicans handled it or disgulfgusted? >>guest: what speaker
, tamron. >> grae to see you. in the next hour we follow developing news. president obama has new words of speaker boehner and the republicans in his first tv interview since the election and since the fiscal cliff stalemate started. no deal until republicans drop the opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy. that's the president's message. we'll play the interview for you, parts of it, and also hear from democratic congressman adam schiff. from the president shooting down speaker boehner proposal to now conservative groups going aafter him, who are boehner's allies at this point. where is governor jan brewer. the mystery about the out of state business trip and why his own spokesperson says he can't disclose where she is. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come.
: let's go to our next caller in massachusetts. the democrats line. caller: looking at the fiscal cliff, we go back to 2001 with the lowering of the tax rates, meant to create jobs. but in the past 10 or 11 years, we have not had any job creation whatsoever. we keep going back and hearing over and over again that it's going to cost jobs. we do not have jobs to begin with. businesses are out to make money. if consumers do not have money to spend, then you can lower their taxes to 0%. they still cannot spend because they do not have any income. guest: i think that is a great point. it brings up one thing we have not mentioned yet. the payroll tax cut is about to expire. if that expires, every paycheck in the country is going to go down about $1,000 on january 1st. that would hurt consumption. it would hurt the customers of businesses. the president has proposed to extend that. i think that is reasonable. we will see a firm public and keep up their opposition or they give in. we have a sleeper here that cannot be ignored. if we do not extend that, every paycheck in the country is going to
to avoid the "fiscal cliff." it calls for $2.2 trillion in savings over ten years, but no hike in tax rates. and the u.n. announced it's pulling nonessential international staffers from syria, while u.s. officials warned the syrian government not to use chemical weapons on its people. online, an update to a law in saudi arabia renews a debate about male guardianship. hari sreenivasan has more. >> sreenivasan: now whenever a saudi woman leaves the cntry, her husband or father receives a text message. the recent changes to the long- held system of male guardianship sparked outrage on twitter recently. i spoke to a journalist in saudi arabia who says the practice reinforces male control. our conversation is in the rundown. today's science roundup features dragonflies, or as one science writer calls them "the bengal tigers of the microworld." find the story on our home page. how can you secure a larger social security payment from an ex-spouse? the answer is in this week's installment of "ask larry." all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the newshour
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